Author Archives: Edward Dunne

About Edward Dunne

I am the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews. Previously, I was an editor for the AMS Book Program for 17 years. Before working for the AMS, I had an academic career working at Rice University, Oxford University, and Oklahoma State University. In 1990-91, I worked for Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg. My Ph.D. is from Harvard. I received a world-class liberal arts education as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University.

Where to send a paper

Suppose you have just written your first paper in an area and now you want to figure out where to send it.  Maybe it’s your first paper ever.  (If so, congratulations!)  Maybe you normally work in one area, but had … Continue reading

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Job posting – Associate Editor at Mathematical Reviews

We are hiring!   We are looking for a new Associate Editor to start as soon as possible in 2022.   The job is posted on (of course!).

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AMS Day 2021

It’s AMS Day! On Monday, November 29, 2021, 12:00 am- 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, we honor our AMS members via “AMS Day”, a day of specials on AMS publications, membership, and more. Our exciting limited-time offerings include: Free access to MathSciNet®, … Continue reading

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MathSciNet for Developing Countries Program

My latest column has been published in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.  The topic is the MathSciNet for Developing Countries Program, or “MDC”, which was a topic in an earlier post about the program, with a focus on … Continue reading

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Are math papers getting longer?

At the September 2021 meeting of the AMS Committee on Publications, Nick Trefethen asked whether Mathematical Reviews has seen an increase in the average length of papers that come through for indexing in MathSciNet.  I had not thought about that … Continue reading

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Lathisms $\cap$ Math Reviews = Andrés Caicedo!

Lathisms was founded in 2016 to showcase the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians, especially during Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated in the United States from September 15 and October 15 every year.  The featured mathematician for September 27, 2021, … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2022 Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics

The winners of the 2022 Breakthrough Prizes have been announced.  There are eight recipients in mathematics:  Takuro Mochizuki, Aaron Brown, Sebastian Hurtado Salazar, Jack Thorne, Jacob Tsimerman, Sarah Peluse, Hong Wang, and Yilin Wang.

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Computing Digits of $\pi$

Researchers at the Fachhochschule Graubünden in Switzerland have announced the latest record for the number of digits of $\pi$ that have been computed. They have computed roughly 62.8 trillion digits using a supercomputer.

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Yoshimura Crush Patterns

One of the signature moves of the John Belushi character in the movie Animal House is Belushi crushing an aluminum can against his forehead.  The shape of the crushed can presents an interesting problem in material science, which has a nice mathematical … Continue reading

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Cicadas in MathSciNet

The cicadas of Brood X have emerged throughout much of the eastern United States.  In certain areas of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Mathematical Reviews is  physically located, they have become quite loud.   They belong to the genus Magicicada of periodical … Continue reading

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